You can’t help but learn and keep on learning when you’re charged with caring for a tiny little life. After all, there’s no instruction manual attached to the umbilical cord, so you process, implement, correct, and keep marching along each and every day.
My older daughter was 3 by the time my younger daughter Peony was born, so a lot of the baby basics were old hat at that point. Still, I managed to keep on being fascinated by how much my mom education grew over the past 12 months (I’m still reeling over this lesson).
In some ways, I feel like what I learned with my second baby was more useful — or at least more interesting — than my first one because it was a mattering of honing, not just survival.
Here are 10 lessons I’ve learned in Peony’s first year:
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